Harassment of the young on agenda at latest Let’s talk meeting

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Young victims of domestic violence and sexual harassment will be the subject of the next Let’s Talk campaign meeting to combat those issues.

The campaign is fronted by city MP’s Mark Lancaster and Iain Stewart, with backing from MK-Act, hames Valley Police, MK Equality Council and Milton Keynes College.

The latest meeting will take place on Friday, June 28 between 5.30pm and 7pm at Milton Keynes College’s Chaffron Way Campus.

Another follow-up group discussion will take place in September, followed by a seminar in November.

The latter event will co-incide with the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Further details about these will be made available nearer the time, and anyone interested should email festus.akinbusoye@parliament.uk
The Let’s Talk Campaign, back by the Citizen, will culminate on November 29 with the signing of an anti-domestic violence charter, outlining what will be done to combat domestic violence and sexual harassment.

Speaking at the launch of the campaign earlier this year, a spokesman for MK-Act said: “Domestic abuse occurs across all communities, irrespective of poverty and deprivation, or a people’s education, sexuality, ethnicity or ability.

“Originating from a sense of entitlement and rooted in patriarchal traditions, the vast majority of domestic abuse is experienced by women.

“If not prevented, domestic abuse can lead to the victim’s death.”